FILE PHOTO: Alexander Dyukov, the head of Gazprom Neft, talks to the media as he leaves after a meeting of Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak with country’s oil companies in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – The chief executive of Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft SIBN.MM said he expects global oil consumption to return to pre-crisis level in the second half of 2021, slightly later than the energy ministry’s forecast for the second quarter. Speaking at a conference – first large-scale industry event since Russia scrapped public events in March – on Wednesday, CEO Alexander Dyukov said the current oil prices of above $40 per barrel LCOc1 are comfortable both for the company and the federal budget. “The pandemic hasn’t gone anywhere… but we are sure that there won’t be such a harsh reaction, first of all in Europe, to the pandemic, there won’t be […]